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The Return, a 3 days writer workshop series where participants will focus on their wellness and craft/practice through: a craft talk, two workshops, a yoga session, and opportunities to be in community with other writers.
In these workshops you will receive writer development through:
• Q&A with the guest speaker
•grounding and wellness practice
• a reading list of books and podcast
• new poems or ideas on new approaches to previous pieces
•workshop tips to take with you after workshop
•opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback from guest speaker
Instructors x bios:
Charlie Redd ,will be leading the yoga session, is a Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher, Anti-Oppression facilitator, and owner of Haven Yoga Studio. She has spent the past seven years sharing wellness practices with unique audiences and environments in Indianapolis. Charlie’s work is an invitation to activate our minds, align our bodies, breathe deeply, practice deep listening, and rest in our true power.
Bree Jo’ann is an MFA candidate in Butler’s Creative Writing Program and author of Black Glitter. She is developing a program to support creativity in urban youth called the Safe Space Network. Along with writing, she loves comics, watching Fright Club and playing Animal Crossing with her husband and son. Find her on Twitter @how2baradwytch.
Allyson Horton ,our guest speaker, author of Quick Fire: Poems (Third World Press, 2018) is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. She graduated from Indiana University and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Butler University. Her poetry has been published in the anthology Turn the Page and You Don’t Stop! Sharing Successful Chapters in Our Lives with Youth and also featured in The Wabash Watershed a journal highlighting six Indiana women poets, Not Like the Rest of Us: An Anthology of Contemporary Indiana Writers, and most recently, It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip Hop (Arcana Press). Her work can also be found in the anthology: Brilliant Fire! a collection of literature on the life and legacy of Amiri Baraka. Currently, she resides in her hometown of Indianapolis.
Chantel Massey (she/her) is a poet, author, teaching artist, and educator based in Indiana. Massey has received fellowship and retreat invites from Wintertangerine, Open Mouth Poetry, and The Watering Hole. She is a Best of Net Award nominee and 2020 Indiana Eugene and Marilyn Glick Author Awards Emerging Author nominee for her first collection of poetry, Bursting At The Seams (VK Press). Massey founded the UnLearn Arts poetry workshop series, serving to inspire writers through a Black classic and contemporary arts-centered curriculum. Massey’s work advocates for human rights and social justice. Her work explores Blackness, womanhood, identity, memory, familial relationships, the process and act of giving up self- betrayal, and the riot of Black joy. Massey is on a life-long mission to inspire curiosity, celebration, creativity and challenge how we engage with the world. Her work can be found featured in IndianapolisReview, Turnpike Magazine, and other online and print publications coming elsewhere.
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